Anyway, being the soup maker today, I experiment a lot, and I don't think I have made an inedible soup yet.;-)
Yesterday was one of those days! I didn't want to go shopping, so what did I have at home to make a nice Friday dinner. In the freezer I had lots of vegetables and also some filo dough. I made a soup and samosas- actually, small pasties as my husband has informed me :)
In the soup I put broccoli, onion, carrots, pumpkins, garlic, fresh coriander, salt and pepper. Doesn't matter how much of each. Take what you like. Add more or less. I fry the onions and then add all the rest of the vegetables, pour in hot water just to cover the vegetables and one stock cube?. I simmer for a while until I can mix the vegetables. Since I like it hot I put in a couple of drops of piri piri.
Then the pasties.
I boiled two potatoes, mashed them and added ( and here comes a bit of work). Fry: korianderseed, garlic, ginger, green chilli, cummin, fennel seed, black pepper, salt in oil.
Mix it with the potatoes and green peas. ( I had tinned ones, but it's probably nicer with fresh peas).Put a teaspoon of the mixture on every filo dough and "close" with a fork. Whisk an egg end put on top and edges. When I had used all the filling I still had five filo dough left so I filled them with a mixture of chopped tomatoes, Philadelphia cheese, garlic and fresh coriander. I actually liked them more so did my husband.
Gerry told me that in Africa he had had a lot of the same but with fresh peas only.